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- Health Officials Establish Mumps Vaccination Clinic At U Of I The first week of school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign included a crash course in vaccinations, as health officials struggle to contain a growing mumps outbreak.
- Skokie Woman is Chicago Area's First West Nile Case This Year The Skokie Health Department says the 50-year-old patient's condition is improving.
- Gov. Rauner Kicks Marijuana Bills Back To Lawmakers, With Changes It's not clear whether state lawmakers will try to override the governor's action, which in part stiffens fines for pot possession.
- Lake County Offering Free Mumps Vaccines For U Of I Students The university is trying to stop an outbreak that sickened dozens of students this summer.
- Rogers Park Cyclist Riding To Boston To Promote Exercise Tommy Schneider has been holding camps and clinics in and around Chicago for years, in an effort to get kids more active. Now he's taken his quest on the road.
- Study: Families Who Struggle With Food Insecurity Also Face Higher Health Care Costs With hundreds of thousands of people in Cook County already having trouble finding enough healthy food, a new study reveals that struggle might bring an added burden: higher health care costs.
- Illinois Lays Off Pot Cops Because Of Budget Problems The Chicago Sun-Times reports the Illinois State Police stopped paying a special team of officer at the end of June while Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled Legislature continue their disagreement over a budget that was...
- Complicated Surgery Straightens Man's Back Six Years After Breaking Spine A Chicago man who broke his neck in an accident in 2009 has begun standing upright, and walking for the first time in years.
- Suburban Firefighters To Get Special Training On Treating Dementia Patients Dementia is estimated to affect about 5 million Americans and, next Wednesday, some members of the Lake Zurich Fire Department will be trained in some of the best ways to handle dementia patients.
- Health Officials Urge College Students To Get Mumps Vaccination After Outbreak At U Of I State health officials are warning parents to get their college students vaccinated against mumps after an outbreak at the University of Illinois.
- Inspector General Questions Impact Of Employee Wellness Program Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s latest report found the city has paid American Healthway Services more than $3 million a year to administer the employee wellness program, but the administration has done nothing to track the company’s...
- Hospitals Feeling The Pinch As Budget Fight Continues No state budget essentially means frozen Medicaid funds for Illinois’ 3.2 million recipients. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
- Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Plainfield Will County is one of 23 Illinois counties to report West Nile virus activity as of Wednesday, health officials say.
- Developmentally Disabled Adults In Group Homes, Facilities See Allowance Cut In the first increase in two decades, lawmakers temporarily raised the allowance last year to $60, up from $50 for people in group homes and from $30 for residents of intermediate care facilities. Now, it's returning to the lower levels in place...
- Health Officials Investigating After Legionnaires' Disease Death In Chicago Public health officials in Chicago were conducting an investigation, after a resident of a Gold Coast rehabilitation center died from Legionnaires’ Disease, a rare bacterial infection.